David Cameron is desperate.
His only answer to almost certain defeat in 2015 is to rig the constituency boundaries in his party's favour. 15 million people voted for Labour/LibDem in 2010. 11 million voted Tory. The Coalition deal was a reform of the Lords and the Commons. His flat earth backbenchers have sabotaged the Lords reform. The unelected House will continued to be a mockery of democracy increasing in numbers. Cameron wants the elected Chamber to lose 50 MPs, weakening the power of backbenchers and giving more dictatorial power to the executive.
The Commons is evenly balanced with Tory and Labour/LibDem MPs. The Tories are likely to lose Corby. Some Tory MPs are facing electoral oblivion in the boundary changes. Will they vote for their own demise? Cameron will try to tough this out. The minority parties oppose the Gerrymandering. Their anger will be heightened by the Tories seat grab while ignoring the Lords farce.
Cameron will seek the moral high ground as a reformer. It will fail. He is firmly anchored to the moral low ground by his reform failures. After two and a half years his reform agenda has achieved nothing on lobbying, honours or political patronage. There have been changes under his Government. Lobbying is more shamelss and corrupt. He has set up a special honours committee to give gongs to MPs. A place at the PM's table comes with a £250,000 price tag. But he still plays the reformer only in gerrymandering more seats for Tories.
Democracy must not be corrupted to save Cameron's reputation.